Hijacking a thread... not good
I've moved my last comments to this blog:
Just a wee update on my side of the story (developing in wx): first, a bit of background. I do most non-Poser stuff - if not *all* - in Ubuntu Linux 11.10 with the Cinnamon desktop. Including developing shaders for Poser using gEdit (which does Python syntax-colouring) across the network and now most recently, developing in wx using wxFormBuilder. Unfortunately, the Linux version is not very stable: changing tabs causes it to crash. I have submitted a bug report to their SourceForge site ... in the meantime, I might have to carry on in Windows if there is some urgency to move forward.
Did I happen to mention is have a solid antipathy for Windows?
Update again! Yay. Couple of huge accomplishments... I have a Toshiba netbook (NB255-N250) with Win7 Starter pre-installed. Which crawled. Everything was abysmally slow on it.
Unfortuntely, the BIOS wouldn't recognise USB as a valid drive. So, I updated the BIOS. Voila! USB drive now recognised. Resized Windows partition to minimal, created empty space (all this from Ubuntu on the USB), then installed Lynx 10.04 LTS on this system, with the Macbuntu desktop. Even with all this, the system /Firefox / internet-in-general all moves quite crisply. I am quite pleased with myself: a netbook that works!
First app I installed: wxFormBuilder! Except that it was version 3.1 in the repositories, which didn't generate Python. Come to find out, I did the install of wxFormBuilder incorrectly on my laptop, which is why it keeps crashing. So, I'll fix that. This one works a treat. Going to have a go at this tutorial I've been playing with again and see how far I get. Yay! :D
So, on with the saga. I do wish this wxFormBuilder thing came with a proper manual. I've been following this video tutorial - I SO hate video tutorials, they are so hard to follow because stuff moves so quickly - and keep missing stuff. Seems I still don't have things quite right, but so far I've got a GUI with two buttons on the bottom. At least the thing isn't crashing anymore... using v3.2 beta atm. Anyway, I'll keep plugging along. I seriously would PAY for a pdf.